Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £404 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 697 619 709
Rank change year-on-year -78 +90 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 113 252 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 188 107
England median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £307 £320 £300
90th Percentile £513 £525 £522
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
England median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +218.75% -
UK median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +218.75% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82960 96520 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.12% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54133 63600 61416
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2653 2812 3806
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Unix Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +6 50 £386 -3.44%
London -53 28 £450 +5.88% 2
North of England +50 26 £408 +6.89% 2
North West +35 16 £420 +8.39% 2
North East +53 8 £325 +14.04%
South West -7 5 £435 +16.00% 1
Midlands +15 4 £381 +1.67%
Yorkshire +29 2 £225 -46.71%
West Midlands +18 2 £419 +11.67%
East Midlands -5 2 £331 +32.50%
Unix Administrator
UK

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Unix Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 113 (100.00%) Unix
2 102 (90.27%) Linux
3 72 (63.72%) Red Hat
4 69 (61.06%) Solaris
5 58 (51.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (41.59%) Oracle
7 46 (40.71%) Veritas
8 38 (33.63%) SAN
9 37 (32.74%) Finance
10 35 (30.97%) Sun
11 32 (28.32%) AIX
12 28 (24.78%) Perl
13 27 (23.89%) VMware
13 27 (23.89%) NAS
13 27 (23.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 26 (23.01%) Banking
15 25 (22.12%) High Availability
16 22 (19.47%) Clustering
17 21 (18.58%) NetBackup
17 21 (18.58%) Shell Script
18 19 (16.81%) Veritas File System
18 19 (16.81%) Change Management
18 19 (16.81%) EMC
19 18 (15.93%) ITIL
20 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
20 17 (15.04%) Enterprise Storage
21 16 (14.16%) HP
22 15 (13.27%) HPUX
22 15 (13.27%) Python
23 14 (12.39%) Investment Banking

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.73%) Apache
1 11 (9.73%) JBoss
2 9 (7.96%) Tomcat
2 9 (7.96%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.19%) iPlanet
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.65%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.77%) Confluence
5 2 (1.77%) SAS
6 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.88%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (33.63%) SAN
2 27 (23.89%) NAS
3 11 (9.73%) Firewall
3 11 (9.73%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.85%) DNS
5 9 (7.96%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (6.19%) Ethernet
6 7 (6.19%) LDAP
6 7 (6.19%) SSH
7 5 (4.42%) FTP
7 5 (4.42%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.65%) Internet
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.77%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.77%) NX-OS
9 2 (1.77%) SSL
10 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.88%) FCoE
10 1 (0.88%) Network Security
10 1 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.77%) GIS
2 2 (1.77%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (0.88%) DB2
3 1 (0.88%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (0.88%) KDB
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.42%) JIRA
3 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.77%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (32.74%) Finance
2 26 (23.01%) Banking
3 14 (12.39%) Investment Banking
4 9 (7.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) German Language
5 2 (1.77%) Law
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) J2EE
2 3 (2.65%) Middleware
3 2 (1.77%) LAMP
4 1 (0.88%) COM
4 1 (0.88%) D3.js
4 1 (0.88%) Flash
4 1 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.47%) Clustering
2 17 (15.04%) Enterprise Storage
3 11 (9.73%) Data Centre
4 9 (7.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.42%) Replication
7 4 (3.54%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.77%) CMDB
8 2 (1.77%) Fintech
8 2 (1.77%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.77%) Online Games
8 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.77%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Unix
2 102 (90.27%) Linux
3 69 (61.06%) Solaris
4 58 (51.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (28.32%) AIX
6 15 (13.27%) HPUX
7 12 (10.62%) SUSE
8 11 (9.73%) Windows
9 10 (8.85%) CentOS
10 4 (3.54%) VMS
11 3 (2.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.88%) Debian
13 1 (0.88%) MVS
13 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.12%) High Availability
2 19 (16.81%) Change Management
3 18 (15.93%) ITIL
4 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (10.62%) Load Balancing
5 12 (10.62%) Service Delivery
6 11 (9.73%) Change Control
6 11 (9.73%) Migration
6 11 (9.73%) Problem Management
7 8 (7.08%) DevOps
8 7 (6.19%) Mathematics
9 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.31%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.54%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.54%) Service Management
11 3 (2.65%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.65%) QMS
11 3 (2.65%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.78%) Perl
2 21 (18.58%) Shell Script
3 15 (13.27%) Python
4 14 (12.39%) Korn
5 13 (11.50%) Bash Shell
6 10 (8.85%) SQL
7 7 (6.19%) AWK
7 7 (6.19%) Bourne shell
8 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.77%) Java
9 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.88%) C-shell
10 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) RHCE
1 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.96%) RHCSA
2 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) Degree
4 7 (6.19%) OCA
4 7 (6.19%) OCP
4 7 (6.19%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) AS 2805
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.88%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (23.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (16.81%) Veritas File System
3 14 (12.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 12 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (9.73%) NFS
6 7 (6.19%) GlusterFS
7 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
7 5 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.54%) GPFS
8 4 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.77%) LXC
10 2 (1.77%) SRDF
11 1 (0.88%) GFS2
11 1 (0.88%) iptables
11 1 (0.88%) KVM
11 1 (0.88%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.88%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 21 (18.58%) NetBackup
2 14 (12.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 10 (8.85%) Puppet
4 7 (6.19%) Nagios
4 7 (6.19%) Oracle ZFS
4 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (3.54%) Ansible
5 4 (3.54%) EMC Navisphere
5 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.77%) vRealize
6 2 (1.77%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.88%) Bcfg2
7 1 (0.88%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.88%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 72 (63.72%) Red Hat
2 47 (41.59%) Oracle
3 46 (40.71%) Veritas
4 35 (30.97%) Sun
5 27 (23.89%) VMware
6 19 (16.81%) EMC
7 16 (14.16%) HP
8 13 (11.50%) Brocade
8 13 (11.50%) Symantec
9 12 (10.62%) Cisco
10 11 (9.73%) IBM
11 10 (8.85%) NetApp
12 8 (7.08%) F5
13 7 (6.19%) StorageTek
14 5 (4.42%) SaltStack
15 4 (3.54%) Splunk
16 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
17 2 (1.77%) Cognos
17 2 (1.77%) SAP
17 2 (1.77%) Sybase
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